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Weekly Eco-Tip (November 20/21, 2010)

Weekly Eco-Tip (November 20/21, 2010)

The Upper Green Side Weekly Eco-Tip for November 20/21, 2010 (Available at the 92nd and 82nd St Greenmarkets, and archived online.) FixYa Have an ailing iPod, a temperamental TV or a persnickety phone? Before replacing it or paying for a professional repair, check out Fix Ya, where volunteer techies provide free fix-it advice for common […]

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Weekly Eco-Tip (November 13/14, 2010)

Weekly Eco-Tip (November 13/14, 2010)

The Upper Green Side Weekly Eco-Tip for November 13/14, 2010 (Available at the 92nd and 82nd St Greenmarkets, and archived online.) To Other Eyes Your gently used eyewear could make a world of difference to someone in need. Clear vision could enable a child to see clearly to learn in school. Clear vision could help […]

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Weekly Eco-Tip (November 6/7, 2010)

Weekly Eco-Tip (November 6/7, 2010)

The Upper Green Side Weekly Eco-Tip for November 6/7, 2010 (Available at the 92nd and 82nd St Greenmarkets, and archived online.) Myth: “Natural cleaners don’t disinfect” Natural cleaners are highly effective in the bathroom and kitchen, even when it comes to nasty food-borne bacteria like E. coli. Susan Sumner, head of the Food Sciences and […]

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Weekly Eco-Tip (October 30/31, 2010)

Weekly Eco-Tip (October 30/31, 2010)

The Upper Green Side Weekly Eco-Tip for October 30/31, 2010 (Available at the 92nd and 82nd St Greenmarkets, and archived online.) Myth: “Plastics are safe in the microwave” While it may be easy to heat up leftovers in that reused butter container, be careful; reheating in plastic isn’t your safest bet. BAD: Common food-grade plastics, […]

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Weekly Eco-Tip (October 23/24, 2010)

Weekly Eco-Tip (October 23/24, 2010)

The Upper Green Side Weekly Eco-Tip for October 23/24, 2010 (Available at the 92nd and 82nd St Greenmarkets, and archived online.) How Organic Is “Organic”? According to the National Organic Standards Board, “Organic agriculture is an ecological production management system that promotes and enhances biodiversity, biological cycles and soil biological activity. It is based on […]

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Weekly Eco-Tip (October 16/17, 2010)

Weekly Eco-Tip (October 16/17, 2010)

The Upper Green Side Weekly Eco-Tip for October 16/17, 2010 (Available at the 92nd and 82nd St Greenmarkets, and archived online.) Fall is busy at the Museum! The Queens County Farm Museum is on New York City’s largest remaining tract of undisturbed farmland and its history dates back to 1697. You can visit the museum […]

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Weekly Eco-Tip (October 9/10, 2010)

Weekly Eco-Tip (October 9/10, 2010)

The Upper Green Side Weekly Eco-Tip for October 9/10, 2010 (Available at the 92nd and 82nd St Greenmarkets, and archived online.) ASPCA – Animal Assistance by Donation and Adoption The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, or ASPCA, was the first humane organization in the Western Hemisphere. Henry Bergh, its founder, stated […]

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Weekly Eco-Tip (October 2/3, 2010)

Weekly Eco-Tip (October 2/3, 2010)

The Upper Green Side Weekly Eco-Tip for October 2/3, 2010 (Available at the 92nd and 82nd St Greenmarkets, and archived online.) Art For Safety Public art projects are usually intended to beautify. But artwork commissioned in 2006 by the city of Cambridge, MA, has a more utilitarian goal: reducing traffic speeds at a busy intersection. […]

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Weekly Eco-Tip (September 25/26, 2010)

Weekly Eco-Tip (September 25/26, 2010)

The Upper Green Side Weekly Eco-Tip for September 25/26, 2010 (Available at the 92nd and 82nd St Greenmarkets, and archived online.) How Much Is Your Tree Worth? You have probably heard of the research conducted by the US Forest Service that has led to quantifiable values for the services provided by street and landscape trees. […]

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Weekly Eco-Tip (September 18/19, 2010)

Weekly Eco-Tip (September 18/19, 2010)

The Upper Green Side Weekly Eco-Tip for September 18/19, 2010 (Available at the 92nd and 82nd St Greenmarkets, and archived online.) New York’s First Super-Sustainable House Nears Completion! New York’s first passive home, the Hudson Passive Project, is to be completed in Claverack by the end of September. Columbia County will be welcoming architect Dennis […]

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